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John Redwood
MP for Wokingham. I don't reply to tweets but constituents can contact me directly at: john.redwood.mp@parliament.uk. You will receive a prompt reply.
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John Redwood 12h
The Government did not herald tax rate rises in the Manifesto, and there is no need for them to finance the NHS and other priorities. The NHS spending can be paid for by a mixture of the proceeds of growth and the savings on EU contributions.
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John Redwood Jun 20
I renewed my request for better settlements for local schools in my meeting yesterday w/ the Education Secretary. I have regularly lobbied for a better overall settlement for Education & for a better share of the total for Wokingham & West Berkshire.
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John Redwood Jun 20
How much money do we save when we leave the EU?
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John Redwood Jun 19
The Bank of England succeeds in slowing money and credit – nothing to do with Brexit. Given this it is not surprising the UK economy has slowed. Similar action is not being taken in the USA or the Eurozone.
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John Redwood Jun 18
My question to : Will he confirm that some of the Brexit dividend will be spent on training, educating & recruiting people already here to NHS jobs & stop denuding the health services in poor countries across the world.
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John Redwood Jun 18
Replying to @johnredwood
There will be an extra £12bn a year available for spending & tax cuts once we have terminated our payments. I'm in favour of doing this immediately after 3/29 next year unless the EU comes up w/ a good deal which is worth letting them have a bit more of our money after we've left
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John Redwood Jun 18
I am pleased that the idea for a hypothecated new Health Tax seems to have been dropped. I am also pleased that those of us who argued a substantial part of the Brexit dividend should be used to meet increased future health costs have also been persuasive.
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John Redwood Jun 18
Replying to @johnredwood
Doesn't this, they ask, just encourage nastier get rich quick people smugglers to take their money & embark migrants on unsafe boats in the knowledge they will soon be picked up by EU naval vessels?
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John Redwood Jun 18
Replying to @johnredwood
The Italian government and the German AFD Opposition, along with the CSU, challenge the idea behind the EU humanitarian policy of picking up anyone from the Med who is seeking to come to the EU and delivering them safely to Italy or Greece.
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John Redwood Jun 18
The EU Needs a new immigration policy - the recent refusal of the new Italian government to accept a boat carrying many migrants has thrown into sharp contrast varying attitudes on the continent to this vexed issue.
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John Redwood Jun 15
The benefits of Brexit -
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John Redwood Jun 14
Replying to @johnredwood
They need to visit a large trucking firm & see that there are already smooth ways of paying customs dues online with electronic filings which we & the rest of the EU use for the non EU trade which does attract customs dues.
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John Redwood Jun 14
Some wrongly say they have not yet invented the computer systems to handle customs charges without stopping trucks at borders & working it out on a calculator there & then.
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John Redwood Jun 14
Why do Remain MPs now pretend we did not know we were voting to leave the single market and customs union, when both official campaigns in the referendum told us just that and actually agreed on this point!
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John Redwood Jun 13
Replying to @davelauchlan
John does not reply directly to tweets but as you are a constituent you can e-mail him directly and he will of course respond.
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John Redwood Jun 13
Replying to @johnredwood
Some in Parliament seem to think Parliament can keep on changing its mind. They seek a further Parliamentary vote w/ the intent of overturning the decision of the British people & contradicting all the previous votes in Parliament on this topic. I urge Parliament not to do this.
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John Redwood Jun 13
Replying to @johnredwood
In a General election voters reaffirmed their view on the EU by voting overwhelmingly for the two main parties who both promised Brexit and rejecting the main party that offered a second referendum or a stay in option. The Commons followed up by approving the EU Withdrawal Bill.
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John Redwood Jun 13
Replying to @johnredwood
The Govt on b/h of Parliament made it clear in a leaflet to all voting households that we the people wld make the decision. When they made a decision which a maj. of MPs didn't agree with it had to make a choice-honour its promise to the people or seek to overturn their decision.
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John Redwood Jun 13
I believe in Parliamentary sovereignty subject to the ultimate sovereignty of the British people. Parliament reasserted its sovereignty by offering a vote on whether to stay or to leave the EU.
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John Redwood Jun 12
I intervened on : We had many hours of debate and decisive votes before we sent the article 50 letter. That is the point when Parliament decided to back the referendum. We can’t keep chopping and changing.
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